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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

February 8, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

OBIT-JOHN DINGELL

DETROIT _ Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit’s auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. He was dubbed “Big John” for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner. Dingell was first elected in 1955, to fill the House seat vacated by his late father. His wife was elected to replace him after he retired in 2014. Dingell died Thursday. By Mike Householder and David Eggert. SENT: 1,420 words, photos, video.

With:

—OBIT-JOHN DINGELL-A LIFE, from DETROIT: Dubbed “Big John” for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greeted visitors to his Washington office. The Michigan Democrat is said to have felled the animal with a pistol as it charged him during a hunting trip in Soviet Georgia. But the congressman who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House was hard to typecast. By Mike Householder. SENT: 1,290 words, photos, video.

—JOHN DINGELL-TWITTER, from DETROIT: John Dingell was long known for his wry takes and quick wit alongside his mastery of legislative deal-making. But the longest-serving Congress member’s musings on Twitter drew widespread interest and kept him au courant. Favorite topics and targets for the outspoken Democrat, who died on Thursday at 92, included President Donald Trump and his favorite Michigan sports teams. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 990 words, photos.

—OBIT-JOHN DINGELL-REACTIONS: Reaction to the death of former Congressman John Dingell, who died Thursday at the age of 92. SENT: 1330 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

—WINTER WEATHER-MICHIGAN: A utility says some of the tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power in Michigan following days of freezing rain and other wintry weather are expected to be without electricity through the weekend.

—TOXIC CHEMICALS-MICHIGAN: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is pledging cooperation with the state of Michigan over toxic chemical pollution near a former military installation, despite a continuing dispute about cleanup responsibilities.

SPORTS:

BKN--PISTONS-DIRECTION

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. _ Pistons senior advisor Ed Stefanski recaps his team’s trade deadline activity Friday after Detroit made a couple fairly minor deals. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words. Developing from 10:30 a.m. ET availability.

BKN--KNICKS-PISTONS

DETROIT _ The day after the trade deadline, the Pistons and Knicks return to the court to face each other Friday in the second half of a home-and-home this week. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

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